Trump dismisses NYT explanation on Kavanaugh correction

Trump dismisses NYT explanation on Kavanaugh correction
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“The New York Times is now blaming an editor for the horrible mistake they made in trying to destroy or influence Justice Brett Kavanaugh. It wasn’t the editor, the Times knew everything. They are sick and desperate, losing in so many ways!” Trump tweeted.

“The editors!!! OMG this is even worse than I thought. No one’s actually surprised anymore and they will keep doing the same thing over and over because everyone in their leftist bubble is fine trying to destroy good people ideologically opposes to them,” Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpWhite House condemns violent video Backlash erupts at video depicting Trump killing media, critics WHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets MORE echoed. “Disgusting!” 

The criticism focused around a report published Saturday that said a former classmate of Kavanaugh said he witnessed him exposing himself and forcing a female classmate to touch his penis at a dorm party.


correction to the essay posted Sunday night said the woman involved in the alleged incident did not speak to The Times and that her friends say she does not recall that it happened.

“We really tried to look at things from a 360-degree perspective,” Kate Kelly, one of the co-authors, said on MSNBC Monday night, adding that “there was zero intent to mislead anyone.” 

Conservatives pounced on the correction, with President Trump seizing on it several times to allege that Kavanaugh was treated unfairly by the media. 

Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez both accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault during his confirmation process. Kavanaugh, who was ultimately confirmed by a 50-48 margin, has denied all of the allegations and declined to answer questions about the new accusation to The Times on Saturday.